Windows Defender Beta 2 – AKA Microsoft AntiSpyware Renamed

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 18 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

Microsoft has released Beta 2 of Windows Defender, an upgrade and rebrand of Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta 1.

Goodies include, in addition to the renaming, new user interface and a simplified set of options and settings. I’m hoping that several issues with Beta 1 have been taken care of including double icon issue and the weird way in which programs are initially blocked from network access.

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